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- Good Housekeeping | Shine Food | Tue, May 14, 2013 9:36 AM EDT | CommentsAir is the enemy of food. In order to keep food fresh as long as possible you want to keep it wrapped tightly in order to keep air out. Depending on the type and where you'll be storing it, an airtight container or wrap will keep food from drying out, getting soggy, developing freezer burn, absorbing odors, or becoming contaminated from raw meat or poultry. Now practically every storage container out there claims to be airtight but I can tell you from years of testing that that's not true. Here's what we've learned.
How do you keep food fresh longer?
A lot depends on whether or not air can go in through the material that the container or wrap's made of, as well as whether or not it has a tight-fitting lid. Even if the air seems sucked or vacuumed out, it can still get back in if the material's porous or the cover's loose. In our tests, glass containers with tight lids are always the best at keeping air out. Tops in our latest test: Snapware Total So...Read More »
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food | Mon, May 13, 2013 8:28 PM EDT | CommentsBrighten up traditional lemonade by adding fresh strawberries -- and steeped ginger and lemongrass -- for a unique and refreshing sparkling beverage.
Cool off with a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade.
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about a dozen-or-so lemons)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 large strawberries
1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger (a little larger than a walnut)
2 lemongrass stalks
2 cups water
2 cups of chilled sparkling water or club soda
4 cups of ice
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1.Peel the ginger by lightly scraping the sides sideways with a knife. Chop up the ginger as fine (stronger flavor) or as coarsely (milder) as you like.
2. Trim the dry bases of the lemongrass stalks, and again, slice cross-ways, as fine or coarsely as you like.
3. Place ginger, lemongrass, salt, and sugar into a saucepan with two cups of water.
4. On medium-high heat,...Read More »
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My after-school snack was a sacred ritual. I sat on the carpet in my parents' bedroom at a low table, the television turned to "I Dream of Jeannie," and ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich cut into neat squares. I wasn't fussy about crusts. I just loved the sticky pairing of creamy peanut butter with syrupy golden sweetness drizzled from a honey bear in diagonals across the soft white bread. Nothing else--save for maybe apples and peanut butter in a pinch--could have made for as sweet an